Sunday, December 07, 2008
Who'd have ever thought 10 years ago that our Friday night excitement would be taking the kids to Sesame St. Live? But alas, it's true. And I have to admit it was fun. Sadly, I could sing along with most of the songs.
We decided that this would be fun to do for #3's 1st birthday since we don't have a lot of family around to do a party. The best, of course, was seeing the boys' faces. Especially #2 & #3. #1 was trying to act like it wasn't cool...but I caught him dancing and smiling most of the time! :) Little man was so funny wigglin' around to the music. And Tibbers (by the way, he's informed us he doesn't want to be called that anymore!! Oh no, is he growing up?!) had a pasted on amazed smile. It was waaayyy past little one's bedtime by the time it was over, but he held on and I'd say it was money well spent. The best part is that we got the $26 tickets on presale for only $13! I would recommend it for preschool age kids for sure.
As a minor gripe, I was very ticked off when the event staff lady came and told me that I couldn't use a camera with a detachable lens! What the hay? Anyone have any idea why that would matter? I specifically read the website and it said you could take still photos but no sound or video recording. So I was a little perturbed. Good thing I'd been clicking away early on or I'd have no pictures!
We had our first Thanksgiving on our own this year; and though it was quiet, it was very nice. Great food and we had a few minutes before the meal to list some of the things we were most thankful for. Jeff used our new Orion Smoker (very awesome) to smoke the turkey. It's very quick and the flavor is excellent. I can't find the pictures of the the boys centerpiece creations (hoping I didn't accidently delete them!), but they helped me decorate the table. We missed getting a picture of Caleb during dinner, but hopefully he won't hold it agains us later in life. Overall it was a nice day!
Didn't get the best shots here, but you'll get the idea. Long and shaggy in #1, psuedo military in #2. Two days after the cut, his hair was standing straight up again. And those cowlicks in the back sure stand out! But at least he won't have horrible bed head again for a while! He did really well; other than wanting to keep turning his head, he didn't cry or whine a bit!
I'm playing a bit of catch-up here...sorry! This is only 3 weeks late! :) Caleb had 2 boys from preschool, and Garrett got to invite a family friend to an Army themed birthday party. We had a great time...Jeff created a basic training course for them in the back yard and then they rode on the quad trailer on manuevers to get 'bad guys'. I think it was a hit! He enjoyed his gifts from all...but the highlight was his Nintendo DS that was a group effort from various family members pitching in. So thanks everyone... now to post some other recent highlights!